A webcam is a video camera that sends its video data to a computer in real time, as opposed to recording it first.

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Acer AOD260 No webcam after restoring?

I have an Acer Aspire One D260 32-bit netbook. I've restored the computer a few times & for awhile now, the webcam hasn't restored. I cannot find the webcam in "devices" & am unsure what to ...
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Web cam as a security camera? [closed]

I would like to monitor my house when I am out with a camera. I was thinking I could use a webcam. The problem is I don't want to leave my PC turned on just to let web camera records the video. Are ...
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Webcam and drivers for it don’t work in Windows 8

The webcam on my Asus G51Jx doesn’t work now that I’ve upgraded to Windows 8. I’ve looked on the Asus site, but they don’t seem to have drivers for Windows 8 yet (at least not for my laptop). I've ...
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Can't install the webcam driver of dell inspiron n4030

I have my laptop running windows 7 32bit and I want to use my webcam, I tried searching dell.com for drivers using TagService of my machine but didn't find any drivers for webcam, I've tried ...
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How to use a handycam as a Web Cam in linux

Can I use a camcorder as V4L2src in gstreamer? Simply can I use a camcorder as a webcam in Linux? If so what models are sported? Thanks in advance.
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Virtualbox and laptop webcamera

I am using Win7 64bit Ultimate on HP's EliteBook 8560p and I am running Ubuntu 10.04 32bit in virtualbox. How do I access integrated notebook's webcamera from virtualized Ubuntu? I have installed ...
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HP DV4T-1200SE - Integrated Webcam not detected by Windows 7 64bit

I have an HP Pavilion DV4T-1200SE laptop that originally came with Windows Vista x64. I've since installed Windows 7 x64, and while the laptop runs fine but I positively cannot get it to detect the ...
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Mac webcam photo application with access to camera settings (resolution, camera selection, color balance, focus)

Does anyone know about a webcam photo application (ie an alternative to photo booth) with would allow to change the settings on the camera, such as : Select camera (I.e I want to use an external ...
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OSX 10.7 + virtualbox 4.2 + Windows 8 + iSight webcam = awfully slow

I'm running Windows 8 on VirtualBox on Mac OSX. I wanted to enable iSight webcam and went to USB Devices, and ticked iSight cam. At this point the Windows becomes so slow it is virtually impossible to ...
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No permission to access webcam on linux

I am using a raspberry pi with raspbian to capture webcam shots and upload them to a web server. However, when I rebooted just now I no longer have access to the webcam. I have no idea why this ...
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Webcam stops working after a few minutes

I am using an Asus U36JC with Chicony USB 2.0 Webcam. It was working fine so far, but now whenever I use it, it stops after a few minutes. I reinstalled the drivers, I even formatted my PC but ...
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xawtv/streamer webcam snapshots are “wrapped”, but streaming works

If I take a snapshot with my webcam, either through right-clicking in xawtv or through streamer -o snapshot.jpeg, the image is distorted. The simplest way to explain is through an example pictures: ...
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Using multiple USB webcams in Linux

Running more than one USB webcam in Debian/Linux results in the the following error: libv4l2: error turning on stream: No space left on device VIDIOC_STREAMON: No space left on device What ...
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Webcam stream doesn't work on Logitech E2500

I'm currently trying to get webcam streaming to work on a Logitech E2500 with ffmpeg. Running the command gives me some kind of buffer length error. pi@raspberrypi ~/ffmpeg-dmo-1.0 $ sudo ...
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Sony VAIO webcam shows brownish colors

I just bought a Sony VAIO VPCF23N1E and webcam colours are quite black & white like (all very brownish). I reinstalled Windows because with all the factory pre-installed stuff – it was showing ...
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Webcam video in Flash has horizontal bars disturbance

I created a webcam recorder in flash, but about 10-20% of people have this bars on video: How to get rid of that bars ? I tried to create .swf with lot of different settings and target flash player ...
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Issues with webcam after installing Windows 8

After recently installing Windows 8 on my machine (Asus Laptop), I noticed my webcam was showing the image upside-down (in the camera app and in Skype). I figured it would need a driver re-install, so ...
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The webcam is recognized by Windows 8, but no application can use it

I have a webcam without signed drivers (that kind of cheap/old webcam that's not plug and play and requires a driver, otherwise it shows in device manager as a yellow question mark) After I installed ...
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Can't See Image on Webcam Window

Came upon this site via Gizmo's Freeware. Thought I would give it a try. As much as I can remember, this is a pretty complete description of the problem and all the steps I've taken to find a ...
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Webcam and microphone not working on HP Pavilion DV7

I get no webcam and microphone on my HP-Pavilion DV7-3085dx laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I tested many camera drivers from HP support, but still have the same problem. What can I do?
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My Hp 4520s webcam stops working every now and then

My HP notebook webcam stops working after some time, after I restart my system or it returns from sleep mode. It starts working again when i restart it. So I think it isnt the driver issue because ...
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Webcam via LAN / direct connection

I wanted to make a Webcam LAN just like ipCam but this time through pc-pc LAN. Example, PC1 has a webcam, PC2 able to view/use PC1's webcam, PC1 and PC2 are connected via LAN. Why I'm using this ...
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Internal USB camera: what is SH?

I have a replacement of the internal USB camera for the laptop Acer Aspire 5750G. AFAIK USB has only 4 connections (5V, D+, D-, GND). On the PCB of the camera I noticed there are 5. They are labeled: ...
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Webcam becomes “Unknown Device” after Windows Messenger 2011 is installed

I have Sony VAIO VGN-NS290J laptop. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I was able to find drivers for all hardware without any problems. Recently, I installed Microsoft Windows Live Essentials ...
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All Webcams (integrated or otherwise) have stopped working

Recently, like in the last few months (incidentally, I didn't notice it at first, but I think it might have coincided with the installation of libusb) all webcams have stopped working on my laptop. ...
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Samsung “Smart stay” for Windows laptop

Samsung uses technology named "Smart stay" on their Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S III): It waits till you're asleep: the screen maintains a bright display as long as you're looking at it. ...
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Linux (v4l) webcam - make settings “stick”

My Logitech camera (C300) is properly detected and present at /dev/video0. However, by default the image has contrast and saturation set to maximum, which significantly degrades the image quality. I ...
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Autostart Manycam with specific Images via configfile or parameter

At the moment I try to figure out if it is possible to start ManyCam automaticaly showing a picture i configure via a configuration file or via command line parameters. I am afraid that this might be ...
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Why can’t two programs access my webcam simultaneously?

I first launch cheese and my webcam turns on. I then run vlc to grab the output of /dev/video0 but it fails with: [0x7f3ea40012e8] v4l2 demux error: cannot set input 0: Device or resource busy ...
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Simple Webcam Streaming Software

I'm looking for some really simple software to broadcast video from a webcam. PC is running Vista, web cam is a standard MS one. All I'd like to be able to do is access the output from the camera in ...
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HP Pavilion DV6 6C00TU webcam not working

I just purchased HP Pavilion dv6 6C00TU 3 weeks ago and its webcam was working 100% perfectly. 3 days ago, I just downloaded a software named as magic-ivisual something. It is a software that shows ...
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How to quickly switch between “webcam preview” and XBMC?

I've build a dedicated PC for use in Dental Clinic, but I found out that it's very difficult to setup the computer "idiot-proof" enough. It has to do 2 simple things: show live preview from ...
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Take a webcam photo on login using Windows 7

How do I set up my webcam to capture an image on the sly each time my account (or any account) logs on? Is there some specific software that will do this? I have a Logitech QuickCam Fusion cam and ...
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Old webcam reboots new PC

I have an old 3com webcam that might be 6 or 7 years old. A few months ago when I built muy new pc I found that if the webcam is connected the computer crashes. I realised that there was an ...
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Stream desktop to youtube upload

I'm trying to record some league matches, but instead of using fraps and uploading them to youtube, I want to select the webcam option so I can just stream them (to save space). How would I do that? ...
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Lenovo S10, webcam not working with Windows Live Messenger

I have a Lenovo S10 with a webcam, and i want to use it for video chats with some friends of mine. However Windows Live Messenger seems to think i haven't a webcam installed even when i do. I've ...
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3D Images with a normal webcam

Is there any software available (preferred open-source) to make 3D images with a normal laptop webcam? By 3D I mean Anaglyph 3D Images and not 3D models. Please add a comment if any other information ...
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Dell integrated webcam does not work

I tried everything, googling dell integrated webcam... looked to answers. I deleted the driver, reinstalled it. Nothing seems to work. Usually I find answers from google in forums , but this time ...
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How do I take a picture with my built-in web-cam? [closed]

Possible duplicate: How can I take a picture with my webcam in Windows 7? I've never used a web-cam before. I'm guessing that there is a some pre-installed program that allows me to take a ...
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Free CCTV software using webcam running on Windows [closed]

My wife asked me to film our hamster when he's active at night. I've got a webcam and a pretty bright infrared LED already, the only thing missing is some software. There are plrenty of programs out ...
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Take webcam photos with Vista

On XP I could take photos with my webcam in „My Computer”. In Vista, this option seems to be lost. How do I take photos in Vista without installing additional software?
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Using integrated webcam after updating for youcam software

My webcam doesn't work since 2 months ago.I tried to resolve the problem but I couldn't yet. at first,I tried to update my webcam driver but I couldn't find the location of webcam.In my device ...
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Software for recording motion from webcam (Windows) for free

There's a few questions out there but none of them seem to have answers which fit my needs. I need a webcam software which can record video when it detects motion, and a few seconds after the motion. ...
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webcam problem with skype on linux

I am runing ubuntu 9.10 and the latest version of skype but I have problem with webcam. When I trie the webcam with cheese it works fine but when I try to use the web on skype , skype crashes. can any ...
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Linux web cam with time and date?

How to record video from webcam with added date and time? VLC and cheese cat't do it.
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Webcam resolution, vlc and Linux

I'm trying to do some some streaming with a webcam, but so far the results are not good: everything I stream in 320x240 looks good, but as soon as I choose a higher resolution, the image quality gets ...
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Stream webcam to website like justin.tv from commandline?

I've got a webcam hooked up to a headless debian box, and I'd love to be able to stream it somewhere like justin.tv so I can't just give people a link and they'll have a video up and viewable and it ...
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My webcam doesn't work, how to set it up?

I just recently bought a third hand Dell Inspiron m5030 laptop, running Windows 7. The problem is, Windows can't seem to use my webcam, even though it is listed in Device Manager as "Integrated ...
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webcam see my body movement and run a windows7 command

Is it possible to recognize body movement with a laptop webcam or a Kinect and go to the next slide in PowerPoint 2010 or run a command in Windows 7? I want it so that when I move my hand, PowerPoint ...
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Sony vaio webcam not detected

I have a Sony vaio which will not detect its webcam. In device manager there is an unknown device under the USB section. I have tried updating the driver but it says it is up to date. Visiting the ...